Congress Is Actually Doing Something – $170 Million in Aid for Flint
It may be a day late and a dollar short, but at least they're doing something.
Yesterday, the House approved a $170 million plan for Flint to replace the lead pipes, at a vote of 284 to 141. Good news, right? Depends on how you look at it.
They were rushing to get last-minute business finished so they can recess for the next month before the November elections. So basically, they had to get this stuff done so they could go campaign for themselves or their fellow candidates.
"What happened in Flint was a failure of government at every level," Rep. Dan Kildee, D-Mich. told ABC News. "We've just waited an awful long time for this."
I wish I could say that I'm happy about this, but it took too long and it seems like they just passed it so they could go on another break. But, we'll take what we can get here in Flint.